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Hawaii Gubernatorial Poll (October 24, 2014, 06:05 PM)

On October 23, a Honolulu Advertiser Poll was released for the Hawaii gubernatorial race. The results: Democrat David Ige 47%; Republican Duke Aiona 35%; Independent Party nominee Mufi Hannemann 12%; Libertarian Jeff Davis 1%. See here for more detail.

Sixth Circuit Reverses U.S. District Court in Case on Individuals Jailed On or After Friday Before Election Day (October 24, 2014, 05:55 PM)

On October 24, the Sixth Circuit reversed the U.S. District Court in Fair Elections Ohio v Husted, 14-4007. The issue was the ability to vote for persons jailed on or after the Friday before election day. Although such individuals would not have been convicted of any crime, in practice they cold not vote. The U.S.


Political Science Study Shows that Moderates Usually Have a Mix of Extreme Opinions of the Left and Right (October 24, 2014, 04:54 PM)

On September 23, 2014, University of California political scientists published a 54-page study of “moderate” voters. Extensive survey research, covering 134 issues, reveals that “moderate” voters are typically people who have a mixture of “extreme left” and “extreme right” views. The end up looking like moderates because of the eclectic mixture of views from both


New York Libertarians Win Ballot Access Lawsuit for State Senate Candidate (October 24, 2014, 04:38 PM)

On October 24, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Gigi Bowman should be on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for State Senate, 5th district, on Long Island. The case is Wilson v Bowman, 519828. Unqualified parties need 3,000 valid signatures to place a nominee on the ballot for State Senate


Delaware Congressman John Carney Will Debate his Green and Libertarian Opponents (October 24, 2014, 12:47 AM)

Delaware’s member of the U.S. House, John Carney, will debate two of his three opponents on Monday, October 27. See this story. The Republican nominee is unwilling to participate.

Tennessee Democratic Nominee for U.S. Senate Debates with Five of his Opponents, but Republican Does Not Participate (October 24, 2014, 12:29 AM)

On October 23, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Tennessee, Gordon Ball, debated five of his opponents. However, the Republican nominee, incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander, did not participate. The U.S. Senate race has nominees from the Green Party, the Constitution Party, and eight independents. Of all the partisan statewide races in the nation, the


Texas Poll (October 24, 2014, 12:19 AM)

On October 23, a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll was released for several statewide races in Texas. See the details here. For U.S. Senate, the results are: Republican 57%; Democratic 31%; Libertarian 7%; Green 5%. For Governor they are: Republican 54%; Democratic 38%; Libertarian 6%; Green 2%.

Link to One Hour Debate on Oregon Top-Two Measure (October 23, 2014, 09:16 PM)

On October 17, the Portland City Club sponsored a debate between Jim Kelly, proponent of Oregon’s top-two initiative, and Dan Meek, a prominent opponent. Here is a link. The debate lasts a full hour, although it doesn’t actually start until six minutes in.

Maine Democratic Congressional Nominee Insists on Inclusive Debate in U.S. House Race, Second District (October 23, 2014, 07:51 PM)

WMTW in Maine wanted to host a debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees for U.S. House in Maine’s Second District. However, Democratic nominee Emily Cain refused to participate unless the only other candidate whose name is on the ballot, an independent, was invited. As a result the WMTW debate is cancelled. However, the three


South Carolina Republican Legislator, Seeking Re-Election, Suddenly Resigns and Withdraws, But Name Will Remain on Ballot (October 23, 2014, 04:33 PM)

On October 23, South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell resigned from the legislature and said he will not run again. However, he won the Republican primary in June, and his name will remain on the ballot, according to this story. Also on the ballot are Democrat Mary Tinkler and Green Party nominee Sue Edward. Harrell


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